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James Kerian: Those Who Are Not Leftists Must Stand Together On Supreme Court Nominees

James Kerian: Those Who Are Not Leftists Must Stand Together On Supreme Court Nominees

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Majority Leader in the Senate, is absolutely right that the American people will have a[nother] say in the next Supreme Court Justice and that they will get that say this fall. But certainly Obama should be expected to make a nomination. Obama was reelected in 2012 and given a mandate

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Heidi Heitkamp's Position On Scalia Replacement Could Be A Disaster For North Dakota

During the nearly eight years of the Obama administration the federal courts have been savior for North Dakota’s economy. The State of North Dakota has filed suit against overzealous and overreaching federal regulations numerous times, and has put up a pretty good track record for success. Most recently the Supreme Court put Obama’s sweeping Clean

Supreme Court Vacates Lower Courts Ruling Upholding Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s decision today on an affirmative action case out of Texas doesn’t change much. The lower courts had granted the university summary judgment, but the Supreme Court today vacated the lower court decision ruling that the court did not apply a strict enough standard to the case which is now remanded back to

Supreme Court Gives OK To Government DNA Databases

According to the Supreme Court, it’s not an unreasonable search for law enforcement to swab an arrested suspect for DNA and then keep a database of that DNA information for identification purposes. Justice Kennedy writes in the majority opinion that DNA swabs are just an updated form of wanted posters and fingerprinting: A DNA profile

What If Banning Violent Video Games Makes Americans More Violent?

A Utah Democrat wants to crack down on violent video games as a way to address violent crimes: Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a bill this week that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court struck down a similar California law in 2011, ruling that the restriction violated the

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